stay inside our rosy-minded fuzz
But don’t forget that, though the people in the twenties seemed like flops, they weren’t. Fitzgerald, the rest of them, reckless as they were, drinkers as they were, they worked damn hard and all the time.
Dorothy Parker (via amyofdoom)
We are who we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
Kurt Vonnegut (via joyfuls) (via neuqueerculture) (via sugaronastick) (via cjc-in-484) (via k-troll) (via fuckyeahkurtvonnegut)
The arts are not a way of making a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven’s sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something.
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country, 2005 (via happythings.)
That is part of the beauty of literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.
 F. Scott Fitzgerald  (via intellectualquotes)

coolchicksfromhistory:

                                                    The Five Moons

Marjorie Tallchief (Osage), prima ballerina of the Paris Opera Ballet, co-founded Chicago City Ballet with her sister Maria.  Image via NYPL.

Yvonne Chouteau (Shawnee), danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, co-founded the first fully accredited university dance program in the US at the University of Oklahoma. Image via University of Buffalo.  

Maria Tallchief (Osage), prima ballerina of the New York City Ballet, closely associated with her ex-husband, choreographer George Balanchine.  Image via NYPL.

Moscelyne Larkin (Peoria-Shawnee), danced with the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, founded the Tulsa Ballet.  Image via National Library of Australia.

Rosella Hightower (Choctaw), prima ballerina of the de Cuevas Ballet, founded the Center for Classical Dance in Cannes.  Image via NYPL.

bewitchingbritain:

bewitchingbritain: I don’t know what is so enticing about signage, but I like it just as well as everyone else. I suppose it’s the “feels-like-you’re-actually-there” evocative sentiment it inspires.

bewitchingbritain:

bewitchingbritain: I don’t know what is so enticing about signage, but I like it just as well as everyone else. I suppose it’s the “feels-like-you’re-actually-there” evocative sentiment it inspires.

The awkward moment when you are more excited for the Doctor Who Christmas Special then Christmas.

doctor-who-companion:

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 2011

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bookmania:

Poet’s Corner, Shakespeare and Company (photo by Daniela Ionesco)

bookmania:

Poet’s Corner, Shakespeare and Company (photo by Daniela Ionesco)